Op Wall Study D01 The effect of light on coral morphology in the Caribbean
Terms in this set (18)
Non-living physical factor
The cup-like calcareous skeleton of a single coral polyp.
A form of nutrition in which organism makes its own food using simple inorganic molecules, such as carbon dioxide and water, and energy. Photoautotrophs use light as the source of energy.
A large-scale grouping that includes many communities of a similar nature.
A form of asexual reproduction in which a new individual develops from some generative anatomical point on the parent organism.
A phylum of aquatic invertebrate animals that comprises the coelenterates.
All the living organisms and all the non-living components in a specific habitat, and their interactions.
A hard, jointed, external covering that encloses the muscles and organs of an organism.
Specialised sex cells. In many organisms the gametes are haploid and are produced by meiosis.
Refers to organisms, such as animals, that depend on preformed organic molecules from the environment (or another organism) as a source of nutrients/energy.
The branch of biology that deals with the form of living organisms, and with relationships between their structures.
A free-swimming cnidarian larva with a flattened, ciliated, solid body.
The sessile (attached) form of life history in cnidarians; e.g., sea anemones.
A square frame used for sampling in fieldwork.
This is a statistical test used when investigating the relationship between two variables. Often you only wish to see whether the two variables are correlated (i.e. does increasing one cause the other to increase) and you would use a Spearman's rank correlation coefficient. In this case study we want to know if one variable can be used to predict the value of the other and we have used a linear regression analysis.
A graphical display of the distribution of two variables in relation to each other.
An interactive association between two or more species living together.
Cell formed, during sexual reproduction, from the fusion of two gametes.